As you can see, the marker lights / parking lights / driving lights whatever you wish to call them work. However, they only work when I pull this headlight switch knob out just a hair past the parking light position
I replaced this knob, just to make sure this wasn't it either...unfortunately...it wasn't that easy either.
This is the headlight switch or headlight dimmer
(2nd brand new one - so I know it works)
Also, per someone's suggestion in an old thread in NAXJA, I pulled the back off the hatch and checked all of those wires. They're good. Also, per another suggestion, removed the trailer wiring harness. However, using a 12v light, OR using the actual tail lights you can see in the first picture that the wiring harness is not it. oh, and per skinny's suggestion I checked the relays. I swapped the starter and the rear light relays, and both the rear lights and the starter still work, so that's out.